Author: Raven Snook

May 1, 2017

A Theater Workshop Joins Generations

A summer workshop in NYC gets teen and senior theater lovers writing plays based on each other’s stories. Applications are due in May.

August 31, 2016

Split Britches Wants You to Unearth Your Potential

Writer-performers Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw are inviting seniors to help them develop a show about the dreams that we bury.

February 17, 2016

Linda Lavin: Making Life Choices

At 78, the actress who millions know as Alice is starring on Broadway, reprising her cabaret act and making careful choices about life balance.

August 31, 2015

Street Art for the Joy of It

How does age affect an artist whose body is his canvas? Ask Rolando Vega, an NYC fixture for more than 40 years.

April 27, 2015

Mary Louise Wilson: You Just Have to Keep Laughing

At 82, she’s playing Broadway, stars in a new documentary and has a memoir out soon. We chatted with Mary Louise Wilson about all three – and plastic surgery.

March 31, 2015

Tovah Feldshuh: Living in Quantum Time

Tovah Feldshuh recently wrapped her solo show “Aging Is Optional” and took off to climb Kilimanjaro. Then she survived the season finale of “The Walking Dead.” Downtime? Feldshuh prefers making leaps in time…

February 23, 2015

Chasing the Spirit of Elder Burlesque Artists

Marie Baronnet traveled the U.S. in search of aging strip tease performers – pioneers of feminism, she says, who have lost none of their wit and vibrancy.

October 29, 2014

What Lois Weaver Knows About Getting Old

Working with seniors in NYC and Croatia, performance artist Lois Weaver is using her aging alterego, country singer Tammy WhyNot, to talk about what it means to get older.

May 27, 2014

“All the Sex I’ve Ever Had”: Lifetimes of Experience, Onstage

A remarkable live stage show built around the sexual histories of its senior performers is changing the way audiences around the world see older people.

January 9, 2014

Peggy Shaw: Making Funny Theater Out of Aging and Loss

How does an award-winning monologist nearing 70 keep working after a major stroke? With some high-tech help, Peggy Shaw is creating a new reality through performance, filling the gaps left by loss.